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Book review: Risk: a study of its origins, history and politics by Matthias Beck and Beth Kewell

Zhivitskaya, Maria (2014) Book review: Risk: a study of its origins, history and politics by Matthias Beck and Beth Kewell. LSE Review of Books (22 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

"Risk: A Study of its Origins, History and Politics." Matthias Beck and Beth Kewell. World Scientific Publishing. March 2014. --- Over a period of several centuries, the academic study of risk has evolved as a distinct body of thought, which continues to influence conceptual developments in fields such as economics, management, politics and sociology. Risk: A Study of its Origins, History and Politics aims to provide a detailed study of key turning points in the evolution of society’s understanding of risk. Matthias Beck and Beth Kewell map the political origins and moral reach of some of the most influential ideas associated with risk and uncertainty at specific periods of time. Political historians will find much of interest, writes Maria Zhivitskaya. This book has the potential to make a prominent contribution in its field, for the reason that others can work to fill the gaps the authors leave.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 08:12
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57346

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